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Sex Porpoises 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jim Thornburg, 1990
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jan 19, 2003
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Sex Porpoises


This is the rightmost route on the southwest face of the main rock. To access this route, you can walk around the right side of the main rock at low tide, but at high tide it's probably best to find a path down the slippery section on the south side of the rock from the main junction that you would take to get to the top of the main rock.

This route has a little bit of everything. Powerful pulls, balancy sections, roof sections and near vertical bouldering sections. The route is pretty sustained, so any resting points you can find along the way should be used.

This is one of the more popular "hard" routes in the bay area, and often has people on it; at least, "often" for a 5.12c!


6 staples to a 2 bolt top anchor.

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Taken from the approach that doesn't involve sliding down the rock-crud pile.  Taken 1-20-03.
BETA PHOTO: Taken from the approach that doesn't involve slidi...
Heading into the crux.
Heading into the crux.
Setting the 4th
Setting the 4th
Sex Porpoises
Sex Porpoises
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By Andy Liu
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
May 19, 2013